the x files

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An examination of why the television show that has suggested "that the United States government is involved in a vast conspiracy with former Nazi and Japanese scientists to assist alien beings in performing experiments--including genetic hybridization--on American citizens is so popular.--Cover.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : David Lavery
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 1996-12-01
File : 244 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0815627173

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My purpose in writing this book is to take you through the concluding stages of an amazing television show: "The X-Files." Consider this book to be a guide through the final four seasons of "The X-Files." Along the way, you will hear from some of the people who made the key story decisions on the series as well as thoughts and comments from many of the show's fans, whose passion for "The X-Files" made it such a resounding success. You will see how the show affected them positively and negatively. You will get an in-depth look at how the series, its two main characters and their fascinating relationship evolved after moving from Vancouver to Los Angeles. The good, the bad and the ugly. This book will bring it all to you - and much, much more. At the book's core will be my episode reviews and essays. They are just the thoughts of one fan, but it is my hope they will strike a chord with each of you and serve as a written testimony of the powerful emotional resonance this wonderful series had on all those it touched. For nine seasons, "The X-Files" provided thrills and drama unlike anything I had ever seen on television before. I doubt another show will come along that will be its equal and it will be the rare series which will inspire the type of devotion from its viewers this show enjoyed. It was an amazing ride, ones which began with such promise and ended with so much uncertainty. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I did.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Tom Kessenich
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2002
File : 220 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781553698128

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Fifty of The X-Files' Most Memorable Monster Investigations, Fully Authorized and Illustrated Open The X-Files: The Official Archives and gain access--for the first time--to Special Agents Mulder and Scully's notes and evidence from actual X-file reports, taken from the vault of Twentieth Century Fox. The Official Archives offers fans the chance to pore over autopsy results, mug shots, newspaper clippings, pages ripped from books on the occult, security camera printouts, and more. In a covert operation ordered by Assistant Director Walter S. Skinner, Special Agent Leyla Harrison has assembled and annotated fifty cases of cryptids, biological anomalies, and parapsychic phenomena--from Flukeman to Pusher to Guy Mann. By preserving evidence of some of the X-files' most notorious monsters, Special Agent Harrison has safeguarded Mulder and Scully's work against the dark forces fighting to suppress it--and ensured that future agents can continue their pursuit of the truth.

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Author : Paul Terry
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2019-10-29
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1419735179

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Genre : Curiosities and wonders
Author : Jane Goldman
Publisher :
Release : 1997
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0684819635

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From its first appearance in 1993, The X-Files has attracted millions of viewers interested in the paranormal investigations of intuitionist and belief-driven Fox Mulder and his partner, Dana Scully, the “consummate scientist” and skeptic. Addressing questions of trust and authority that plague our information-addled society, the series acquired a large fan base of individuals interested in debating and interpreting the philosophical themes that underlie the symbiotic partnership between Mulder and Scully. The Philosophy of The X-Files concentrates not only on the philosophical assumptions and presuppositions of the show but also on how the episodes portray the process of philosophical inquiry. Editor Dean A. Kowalski argues that both philosophy and The X-Files center around a determination to search for truth despite a frequent lack of information and proper tools. It is no surprise, then, to find the series riddled with common philosophical themes, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and existentialism, among others. The first section of the book addresses the credos put forth by the series and examines the philosophical significance of its three popular slogans: “The truth is out there,” “Trust no one,” and “I want to believe.” In the second section, contributors analyze the philosophical underpinnings of the characters of Mulder, Scully, the Cigarette Smoking Man, and Assistant Director Walter Skinner. A final section is devoted to individual episodes and engages with the philosophical issues raised by “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” and “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space,’” in addition to the 1998 film The X-Files: Fight the Future. Two appendixes offer a summary of the main storyline and brief plot summaries of each television episode together with the philosophical issues it raises. The first collection of philosophical essays devoted exclusively to the show, The Philosophy of The X-Files shows a television series successfully engaged with the philosophical quandaries of the modern world and explores how Mulder and Scully’s personalities and actions invite inquiry into patterns of human belief and behavior.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Dean A. Kowalski
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2007-12-01
File : 275 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780813172668

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The science consultant for the popular science fiction TV show discusses the actual scientific research in cell biology, cloning, genetic engineering, aging, hybrid cells, and computer technology that informs the program.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Anne Simon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-10-09
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0684856182

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For six acclaimed seasons, FBI paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully have been chasing monsters and little green men and exposing government conspiracies, while espousing the mantras "trust no one" and "the truth is out there." This work takes a close look at the popular television series and shows how its style, character and narrative structure have continued to tease and please a wide viewing audience every week for six years. The first section examines the text of the series and the progression of its mythic story arc. This part also looks at the show's use of expressionistic techniques in both its visual and sound effects; the related tropes of self-reflexive humor, irony and the grotesque; and its ability to give the audience an occasional strong sensory jolt. The second section explores the context that has given rise to The X-Files phenomenon in the 1990s. The show's gothic horror tradition is established, and its contribution to the Zeitgeist of the 90s is also acknowledged.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jan Delasara
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-11-03
File : 253 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0786483326

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Premiering in 1993 on FOX Network, The X-Files followed the investigations of two FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully as they pursued the supernatural, the bizarre, and the alien, as well as the government conspiracies at work to conceal the truth of their existence. For nine seasons, Chris Carter’s series broke new ground in complex narrative television by integrating science fiction and horror with the forensic investigation of the detective genre. Shaped by the conspiracy films of the 1970s, the series had the ability to comment on the contemporary political climate one week and poke fun at its own self-seriousness the next. Responding to its cinematic visual style, haunting score, complex and nuanced writing, witty dialog, and the exceptional acting of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who elevated the show with their chemistry, fans embraced The X-Files, making it one of the most beloved cult television series to this day. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with several points of entry into the television series, with social, cultural, and political analyses framed by the examination of the show’s many overlapping genres. Divided into chapters highlighting the episodic standalones known as the “monster-of-the-week” (MOTW) and the serial mythology or “mytharc,” the first section of the book explores the ways the MOTWs represented social differences in stories of fantastic, supernatural beings both strange and estranged. Through comparative analyses and detailed discussions of individual episodes, it becomes clear that the MOTWs were less concerned with the alien than with alienation, using the figure of the “monster” to focus on a range of ethnic, racial, and social outsiders. The latter half of the book turns to the serialized mythology, examining both the arc of the alien conspiracy as well as the fan-driven relationship between Mulder and Scully. While the romance subplot was powered in part by the show’s fans, the alien-government conspiracy mythology was Carter’s unique vision. This volume argues that The X-Files was a milestone because it employed the generic tropes of science fiction to call our attention to contemporary global politics and the history behind them. Specifically, Theresa Geller maps the ways the series used the mytharc not to predict the future, but to unbury the violence and injustice of our own past. With its return to television as an “event series” in 2016, this volume offers a timely assessment of the show’s cultural relevance and social significance. Fans of the show, as well as readers interested in cultural studies, genre criticism, race and ethnicity, fan studies, social commentary, and gender studies will appreciate this insightful examination of the series.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Theresa L. Geller
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 2016-12-05
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780814339435

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The X-Files and Literature: Unweaving the Story, Unraveling the Lie to find the Truth provides an innovative and valuable exploration of the groundbreaking television program. Although much academic work has been devoted to the social, psychological, and spiritual significance of The X-Files, until this collection none has fully addressed the series’ rich adaptation of literature to interrogate our perception, definition, or recounting of the “truth.” This collection not only unveils new twists and insights into expected connections between The X-Files and Gothic writers or with its modernist and post-modernist slants on narrative, plot, and characterization. The X-Files and Literature also delves into some unexpected literary sources shaping the series, such as the Arthurian quest, Catholic and Biblical mythology, folkloristics, and James Fennimore Cooper and the “vanishing American” mythos. This collection of essays covers both how The X-Files works with literature’s own constantly morphing definition and portrayal of truth through form and content, as well as how the television program may or may not subvert our own contradictory expectations and distrust of literature’s providing us with enlightenment. "As television becomes more and more literary, with shows like Lost and Gilmore Girls sending us off to the bookstore and the library so we might read them more carefully, a book like The X-Files and Literature is welcome indeed. Sharon R. Yang’s diverse collection on one of Nineties’ TV’s richest texts finds the truth of the gothic and the Arthurian and the folkloric, of the postmodern and the metafictional, of Poe, Pynchon, Cooper, Nabokov, and Tennyson, not just “out there” but in the perhaps too complicated narrative of the perpetually frustrated quests of Mulder and Scully. Valuable-in-itself as an intellectual exercise, its real worth may come when we put the book down and return, smarter, better readers, to the primary text." --David Lavery, Co-Editor, Deny All Knowledge: Investigating The X-Files "Sharon Yang's X-Files collection deals with an important subject addressed by thoughtful writers. The idea that television can be seen as a branch of literature is certainly sustained by The X-Files, and the contributors to this volume succeed in making the case. Brian Hauser on Fenimore Cooper, Cary Jones on Mary Shelley, Tamy Burnett on Poe, Thomas Argiro on Pynchon, Matthew VanWinkle on Tennyson-these and more explore the connections with The X-Files not only in terms of sources but also themes and techniques. Both students of television and literature will want to own this book." —Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D., Professor of English, Gordon College, Barnesville

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Sharon R. Yang
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2009-10-02
File : 395 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781443815468

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Collects issues 13-19, with the bonus features of the rare issue zero (the pilot episode adaptation) and Squeeze (an episode adaptation). Featuring writers Stefan Petrucha and John Rozum, interior art by Charles Adlard and additional art created by world- renowned artist Miran Kim, this collection is a must-have for any X-Files fan.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Stefan Petrucha
Publisher : Checker Book Publishing Group Llc
Release : 2005
File : 200 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1933160020

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